IW Group Founder Bill Imada will discuss about "Multicultural Communications in Diverse Markets"

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An expert in multicultural and diversity affairs, Bill Imada is the founder and chairman of IW Group, a minority-owned advertising, marketing and communications agency specializing in multicultural and millennial markets.

Mr. Imada has represented top domestic and global companies for over 25 years. These companies include American Airlines, Coca-Cola, General Motors Walt Disney Imagineering and Verizon — and that’s to name a few. His areas of expertise include multicultural communications, marketing, branding, strategic public relations and crisis management. Many of these skills feed into his cross-cultural training and engagement talents, as well as his focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives.

A pillar of the Asian American community, Mr. Imada serves on more than seven boards and advisory councils. His extensive board service reaches the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), OCA National, the National PBS Board of Directors, the Advertising Educational Foundation and beyond.

Mr. Imada’s exceptional dedication to the Asian American community was recognized by The White House and he was invited to meet President Barack Obama with 12 other Asian American/Pacific Islander leaders. He was later appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Mr. Imada is passionate about diversity and engagement, and has acted as a change agent in shaping the discussion on multigenerational communication. In 2016, he established the National Millennial Community — one of three organizations he co-founded — to offer students and alumni a voice on GenY matters, while breaking negative stereotypes that often define millennials in the U.S. The same year, he earned ADCOLOR’s Lifetime Achievement Award for promoting diversity in advertising.

Join us at the Dynamics of Leadership Conference this summer, where Bill Imada will conduct a workshop presentation, and act as our keynote speaker for Saturday’s gala dinner.


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